Is Russell Crowe in DVD deja vu?
War is hell, but carpe dynamic storytelling abounds in two notably similar DVDs with Crowe as a thrill-seeking military man: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and For the Moment. Same as it ever was...
Master and Commander (PG-13, 138 mins., 2003, Fox)
''Lucky'' is the nickname of Crowe's Napoleonic War British navy captain, Jack Aubrey.
Crowe dramatically plays violin with an amused grin.
Jack's ginger-haired buddy (Paul Bettany) trades love of nature for battle.
End: shot of ship crossing ocean as string music swells.
For the Moment (PG-13, 119 mins., 1996, Fox)
''Lucky, lucky, lucky'' is the leitmotif of Crowe's World War II British Commonwealth pilot, Lachlan.
Crowe dramatically recites poetry with an amused grin.
Lachlan's ginger-haired buddy (Peter Outerbridge) trades love of a woman for battle.
End: shot of plane crossing ocean as string music swells.